March 20, 2012

U.S. Public Favors Safe Havens in Syria

World Public Opinion, World Public Opinion

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Two thirds of Americans approve of the idea of the Arab League and Turkey establishing safe havens inside Syria, to provide Syrians who are at risk of being attacked by government forces a place to retreat.

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